"Jazz landmark" Green Mill Tip by ani10881

Green Mill, Chicago: 13 reviews and 8 photos

A good time can always be had at the Green Mill (est. 1910). Even Al Capone used to hang out here. Great atmosphere, I love the booths and decor, and the fact you sort of need to walk on the stage to get to the ladies room.
It can get pretty smoky in here- just like any other bar or club. But occasionally, a performer may request that there be no smoking the night they play.

Snaggin a table might be difficult, but on a weekday it'll be easier. This place gets paacked.

On a side note, I've heard that people get scolded for speaking too loudly, but it most likely depends on who's playing.
If you want to get a group of friends together for a loud'n'lively drink and chat, try Swing Night on Thursdays instead of, say, a Patricia Barber gig or something.

Take care to double-check how much the cover will be and what's goin on that night!

Dress Code: Dress up, dress down (not all the way down, of course)

Address: 4802 N. Broadway
Directions: In Uptown. It's just north of Lawrence, on Broadway. It's on the west side of the street. You'll see the sign...
Phone: 1(773) 878-5552
Theme: Live Music
Website: http://greenmilljazz.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2004
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